Rozina is 48 years old and was born with a disability. Despite this fact, she has managed to operate a business of her own and employ other women. She is married and has two children, twenty and two years old. They live in the northwest part of Albania and for the past six years she has been operating a green housing business that has proven to be profitable and specifically the last couple of years.
Rozina’s focus has been on planting veggie seeds and selling seedlings to locals. Since there are not many people in this activity, this works to her advantage.
Rozina is requesting a loan now to pay for her daughter’s university tuition fees for the public university that she was recently admitted to. She will be starting school in January.
About VisionFund Albania
VisionFund Albania is a micro-finance subsidiary of child hunger nonprofit World Vision International. Striving to improve child welfare, the organization offers a variety of loan products designed for rural, traditionally underserved clients and their families. These products include agriculture, business and household improvement loans, as well as "integration loans" targeted to help the poorest, most vulnerable Albanian households acquire value chain resources.
While VFA is focused on the empowerment of the poor overall, it pays special attention to women. About 60% of loans to entrepreneurs on Kiva go to women.